Foxcatcher

R| 2 hr. 14 min.

Plot Summary

Based on true events, 'Foxcatcher' tells the dark and fascinating story of the unlikely and ultimately tragic relationship between an eccentric multi-millionaire and two champion wrestlers.  
 
When Olympic Gold Medal winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) is invited by wealthy heir John du Pont (Steve Carell) to move on to the du Pont estate and help form a team to train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics at his new state-of-the-art training facility, Schultz jumps at the opportunity, hoping to focus on his training and finally step out of the shadow of his revered brother, Dave (Mark Ruffalo). Driven by hidden needs, du Pont sees backing Schultz's bid for Gold and the chance to "coach" a world-class wrestling team as an opportunity to gain the elusive respect of his peers and, more importantly, his disapproving mother (Vanessa Redgrave).
 
Flattered by the attention and entranced by du Pont's majestic world, Mark comes to see his benefactor as a father figure and grows increasingly dependent on him for approval. Though initially supportive, du Pont's mercurial personality turns and he begins to lure Mark into an unhealthy lifestyle that threatens to undermine his training. Soon du Pont's erratic behavior and cruel psychological game-play begin to erode the athlete's already shaky self-esteem. Meanwhile du Pont becomes fixated on Dave, who exudes the confidence both he and Mark lack, knowing that these are things even his money cannot buy. Fueled by du Pont's increasing paranoia and alienation from the brothers, the trio is propelled towards a tragedy no one could have foreseen.

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Genres: Docudrama, Crime drama

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Foxcatcher (2014)

Release Date: November 14th, 2014|2 hr. 14 min.

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  • The hypnotic and haunting Foxcatcher can prove its worth as one of the year's very best films. Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo give the performances of their lives. show more

  • Foxcatcher is a radical departure from Mr. Miller’s previous feature, the smart and entertaining “Moneyball.” It isn’t meant as conventional entertainment, but it’s fascinating to watch from start to finish. show more

  • Foxcatcher is a story of wealth and the lack of it, of family connection and disconnection. But more than anything, it is a story of a mind unraveling. The result is devastating drama for those of us looking on. show more

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  • December 31, 2014 Hey Dennis!!
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    Great movie! Heavy duty with sibling rivalry--- a must see!

  • December 25, 2014 mikesmutt
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    a huge disappointment as this is by far the most boring 'sports' movie I've ever seen---yes its more about the eccentricities and the relationships of John DuPont, than a true sports movie, but there is so little action and no break from the catatonic portrayal by Steve Carell, the movie becomes nearly unwatchable grade C-

  • December 10, 2014 lgjhere1
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    Was okay, but was VERY slow with all the pauses in their speech patterns...I squirmed alot.

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